Marelise Van Der Merwe

Marelise van der Merwe and Daily Maverick grew up together, so her past life increasingly resembles a speck in the rearview mirror. She vaguely recalls writing, editing, teaching and researching, before joining the Daily Maverick team as Production Editor. She spent a few years keeping vampire hours in order to bring you each shiny new edition (you're welcome) before venturing into the daylight to write features. She still blinks in the sunlight.

Gordhan: Radioactive leaks at Koeberg were ‘negligible’

The amounts of radioactivity released in 2014 and 2015 were 'negligible' and it was not necessary to notify the public, Gordhan said.

Prasa ready to be ‘wholly’ turned around — Nzimande

Prasa's board, meanwhile, says it has advanced in implementing the recommendations of the public protector, Auditor-General and treasury

Steinhoff may be ‘the tip of the iceberg’

Steinhoff en die Stellenbosse Boys, launched earlier in July, traces the history of retailer Steinhoff

Death toll at Sibanye-Stillwater mine rises to four, one miner still missing

​A fourth miner has been found dead at an abandoned working area of a mine owned by Sibanye-Stillwater while a fifth miner remains unaccounted for

PSA plans for ‘Day of Rage’, indefinite strike

The PSA says it will begin a fresh round of strike action on Monday June 11, starting with protests it is calling a "Day of Rage".

SA’s first-quarter GDP takes a knock, shrinks by 2.2%

Imports and exports also suffered, with exports of goods and services falling by 16.5% and imports of goods and services falling by 6.5%

KPMG expects 400 people to leave as auditor reshapes business

It will remain a 'business of significant scale', KPMG said, with more than 130 partners and 2 200 employees

Press Releases

World Aids Day

Huge strides have been made, but the fight against HIV is far from over, and Covid-19 has disrupted testing and treatments

How to get the most money for your old iPhone towards a new one

Cash in your old iPhone to upgrade to a new one or get a reduced rate on your monthly contract from your service provider

Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story